Published by Glas New Russian Writing
Sense showcases a young, courageous author from Chechnya writing in the best traditions of Tolstoy and Turgenev. Of interest to the English-speaking reader is his intimate vision of a confused adolescent in a threatening and dangerous world. Arslan Khasavov shows the limits to which an indifferent, hypocritical society can push an idealistic, romantically-minded, well-meaning young person.
“One is infected with the author’s energy and his passionate aspiration to get some sense into his life, to act, to live for the sake of something…” – Literary Russia
Arslan Khasavov was born in 1988. He won the Debut Prize in 2009. His work appears in the 2010 Glas anthology Squaring the Circle, which toured the UK in 2011. Arslan works for the BBC Russian Service as a columnist on the Northern Caucasus, and lives in the city of Grozny in Chechnya.
Arch Tait is a recently retired Professor of Russian Literature, with many successful translations to his name, including books by Anna Politkovskaya and Ludmila Ulitskaya.
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